Syrian Refugee Crisis Backstory (2 ): Rise of the Assad Dynasty

Where did ISIS come from? Syria became ripe for ISIS as the Sunni majority was marginalized by the Assad regime. The Sunni Muslim Brotherhood believed that Islam was the only answer to Syria’s problems and that violence was the only viable tactic. Assad squashed all opposition, but the seeds of ISIS were sown and ready to spring up when his son came to power. Here’s the story in brief.